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Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
standard. our invasions, he wrote, have been liberations. the weekly standard says libya will be america's fifth war of muslim liberation. they even posted alongside this editorial this portrait of the american revolutionary war. i am not sure of the exact analogy. when you think about it, the american colonial rebels are, maybe, they are benghazi, in which case the u.s. intervening in libya is like, like, yeah, okay, the analogy doesn't make sense at all. still, you get the idea. a noble image. libya already america's fifth war of muslim liberation. and that, that triumveret claim is from the right. that is why president obama is doing what he is doing the way he is doing it in libya. it is the overarching america in the world challenge of the obama presidency. it is the overall america in the world challenge of all americans after the george w. bush era. this image, still promoted by the american right, even now, that the u.s. is stomping around the muslim world, imposing our desires on those savage people because frankly we know better. that is the narrative of america in the world in
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm EDT
he committed the u.s. to this at all, and why he thought it was a good idea. >> america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. but that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what's right. in this particular country, libya, at this particular moment we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. we had a unique ability to stop that violence. and the international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of arab countries, and a plea for help from the libyan people themselves. we also have the ability to stop gadhafi's forces in their tracks without putting american troops on the ground. to brush aside america's responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >> the unite
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 12:00am EDT
.msnbc.com. good evening, rachel. >> in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power and throwing our weight around when he feel the need to. only when you take a step back and take a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self concept is that we end up feeing that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time big wars, little wars, yum wars and wars. america fights a lot of wars. >> the participation will be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to returning to lebanon if they are to have a chance to stand on their own feet. grenada is a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was a colony getting ready as a bastian to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. >> at 7:00 eastern time, air forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorists for 70s and military assets that support mo ma gadhafi's activities. >> allied forces began an attack in iraq and kuwait. these attacks continue as i speak. >> let me sa
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 12:00am EST
there are two different political parties in the united states of america. the chamber of commerce spent more money in last year's election than any other outside spending group. they put 93% of their chamber of commerce donations towards republican candidates. there are two sides. and because the democratic side is inherently the one with more people continue, and this is a democracy, and it is one person, one vote, the republican side in order to compete with that have to use money to leverage as many votes as they can. their side represents the interest of fewer people. that's where they found social issues and abortion and gay rights and religion and all of these other things to come in handy. there's an economic split between the two parties, between democrats and republicans, but more people are on the democratic side of that economic split, almost by definition. so republicans have had to use noneconomic conditions to get people to vote with the economic elite and against their own economic interest. the other way this works is this. to the extent that democrats embrace their role as s
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 12:00am EST
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MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 12:00am EST
, the first time that a catholic was on a presidential ticket in the united states of america, that was 1928. al smith, democratic party. the first time that a woman was on a presidential ticket, that was 1984. geraldine ferraro. also democratic party. the first time that a jewish person was on a presidential ticket in america was the year 2000. it was joe lieberman. also the democratic party. the first time that an african-american was on a presidential ticket was in 2008. barack obama, democratic party. out of all those pioneering presidential tickets that the democratic party has put forward, barack obama is the only one whose ticket won. and in january 2009 america inaugurated our first ever african-american president. against that historic achievement what got less noticed was how badly the republican party got beat in that election and in the election before it. in 2006 and 2008 together the republican party lost 54 seats in the house. they lost 14 seats in the senate. and of course they lost the white house too. a republican party looking to come back from that, looking to redefine it
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 12:00am EST
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MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 12:00am EST
. but with just about every republican in every corner of america saying that evil obamacare is worse than doing nothing. president obama has just responded to those allegations in effect by saying, oh, yeah? oh, yeah? we are still waiting on the republican come back to that. a fight being widely misreported in the beltway media. ezra klein joins us next. plus, get the best deal or we'll pay you $1,000. call lending tree at... today. and here's what we did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. >>> the single most republican place in the country, the single reddest state there is in this country has produced one of the most interesting political fights that there
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 12:00am EST
for america. i said what america doob to be for? the socialist america? they have come to madison. that's a fact. you have the socialists and the communists. >> card carrying. joe the plumber is still around in wisconsin this weekend as a featured speaker on a coke brothers sponsored counter protest, prorepublican bus tour to try to make it seem like the tens of thousands of people on the streets of mad and rallying over the state against the republican union strip suggest one side. there is another protest too. it is a protest made up of buses paid for by the coke brothers and hired talent like the plumber. there was the bloody red hand print, hands off by health care from the health reform debate. that was the same funded group that did the wisconsin buses and the november is coming bus tour that being a coke brothers group launched. the bus tour instant fake movement thing is becoming a robust cottage industry for some corporations they like to make it look like there were humans on their side. they pay to make that impression. you get a rally for the oil industry. remember this one?
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 12:00am EST
? david and charles koch, probably the most aggressive and prolific right-wing activists in america today, individually they are each tied for 18th richest man in the world are. and their combined fortune would rank them at number 4, right behind carlos slim, bill gates, and warren buffett. this isn't them moving up in the ranks. they would have been fourth in the world last year, too. but just in the past year, good news, david and charles koch saw their wealth increase by $9 billion in one year. that's how much it went up. and remember, they don't really work. they inherited an oil and chemical company from their papa. but they made $9 billion in the past year doing the hard work of inheriting something. so number 1, carlos slim. number 2, bill gates. number 3, warren buffett. number 4, the combined wealth of the koch brothers. but this list turned out to also be good news for those of us here at "the rachel maddow show" because coming in at number 7 this year was susie jones, kent jones's mom. number 7 on the billionaires list this year. she's a retired kindergarten teacher from missou
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 12:00am EDT
protest movement america was supporting. in libya now, there's some of that same awkwardness. justin elliott had a piece at salon.com that was helpful and interesting, noting that the george w. bush administration's embrace of gadhafi and their military brought about something a year ago that brought senior libyan officers to the headquarters of the u.s. pentagon command center leading the fight against that exact same libyan military. think about that a second. pentagon division now fighting them in a war. and it is looking more and more like a war. the u.n. security council vote that authorized what's happening, that vote was to protect civilians by enforcing a no-fly zone over the country, right? but it authorized member states taking, quote, all necessary measures to protect civilians there. we are now into that all necessary measures part. reports from libya saying there is no one other than the coalition flying over libya. only coalition aircraft are in the skies. but what they are doing is attacking gadhafi's military on the ground, attacking tanks and missile launchers, attac
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 9:00pm EST
at the last minute by bank of america. insurance giant aig continued is teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. the stock market took a nose dive. plummeting like a rock falling through water, at one point losing 777 points in one day, biggest points loss ever. wall street melted down because a relatively small number of people who controlled a great deal of money did very irresponsible things with that money, irresponsible things they were allowed to get away with because so many of the rules had been taken away, rules that were originally put in place to prevent wall street from creating a massive public risk in order to chase private gain. those rules were taken away. lehman brothers disappeared, bear stearns disappeared, merrill lynch disappeared, investment banking virtually disappeared. president bush stepped in to take dramatic action to save the economy. this is not a partisan thing, it was done under george w. bush, but john mccain and barack obama both supported it. sarah palin even supported it. john boehner not only supported it, he cried on the floor of the house of representative
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
in america now. the choice, the conservative movement, and the republican party have to make between being authoritarian conservatives or libertarian conservatives. do american conservatives favor big, intrusive government, or do they favor small, leave me alone government. if you ask them, if you ask just about anybody that identifies as a conservative, nobody ever says they are on this side, right? nobody calls themselves an authoritarian anything, let alone authoritarian anything. i am for big, intrusive government, vote for me. they always say they are on this side, right? they are all on the libertarian side, according to them. no matter what kind of policies they all like, they all say they are for smaller government, limited government, personal freedom. that is the conservative brand, right? >> the commitment to limited government and individual liberty and freedom in this country. >> strong on conservative limited government, do i believe in smaller limited government giving power back to the people, yes. >> importance of limited government and with the blessing of self government
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 12:00am EDT
america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. [ female announcer ] start your morning... hey. what are you doing up? i thought i'd take a drive before work. want to come? [ female announcer ] or make his day. yeah. [ female announcer ] maxwell house gives you a rich, full-flavored cup of coffee, so you can be good to the last drop. >>> at the news conference on the third explosion at the japanese reactor, reporters were visibly angry with the company's explanation of what happened with that explosion. to our understanding of an already stressful situation in japan, we can also add japan's history frankly of scandals and coverups related to nuclear power and safety. in 1995 when a r
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 9:00pm EDT
of cutting by a third the amount of oil that america buys overseas. >> this begins my continuing to increase america's oil supply. last year, american oil production reached its highest level since 2003. and for the first time in more than a decade, oil we imported accounted for less than half of the liquid fuel we consumed. so that was a good trend. to keep reducing that reliance onsencouraging offshore oil exploration and production. >> stop, stop it for a second. here is the thing about drilling for oil at home. you take the oil out of the ground. what do you do with it, ship it around the world so it can be sold as a commodity on the global market to china, brazil, wherever else, including here. just because you found more oil in your own gulf of mexico, for instance, does not mean you made an aappreciable dent in the amount of oil you import at home, to be clear. it is a global market. you just contribute your supply to the global supply, i'm just saying. there is another thing about drilling for oil at home, in the act of trying to get your oil out of the gulf of mexico, if things go t
MSNBC
Feb 28, 2011 9:00pm EST
, and i think the unions are an important part of the middle class of america. so i stand strong behind any of the union members in this country and any other country, because all we're trying to do is get a decent wage and have medical care. >> best cinematography, best sound mixing, shout out to our next guest. a battle he and his fellow democrats appear to be winning. state senator, jon erpenbach, one of 14 state senators who remain outside wisconsin to deny republicans the quorum needed to pass the governor's union stripping bill. senator erpenbach, great to have you again. thank you for your time. >> hey, rachel, how are you. >> i'm good. i wonder if it feels to you like you and democrats and other people who are opposed to the governor's plan in your state, whether it feels to you like you're winning. from here, my vantage point, feels like you are. >> well, it does, even from where i am, undisclosed location in chicago, we're winning. we feel strong about what we have seen in madison over the weekend and over the state of wisconsin. i know right now, there's about a thousand peop
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 12:00am EDT
look at an assembly line of what some see as america's energy future, the components of nuclear power. tiny uranium pellets fill 12-foot-long rods. bundled together, they become assemblies. inside reactors, the assembly's active engine, creating nuclear energy, once done, they have radioactive waste that could be dangerous for thousands of years, and that's the problem. how do you dispose of nuclear waste? >> actually how you dispose of that stuff is just one problem with it. there's a whole different problem that is happening now, but seeing it being built like that is helpful for understanding what we're dealing with. you saw the pellets of uranium. right there. somewhere between tootsie roll size and cadbury egg-sized pellets. those pellets are stacked in these thin, 12-foot-long tubes. they are metal tubes, basically filled with pellets of uranium. that's what we call fuel rods. and that's essentially the business end of a nuclear reactor. big long fuel rods like that round ed vertically inserted into a steel containment vessel. what's happening inside when the reactor is going is
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 12:00am EDT
now? joining us now is steve clements of the new america foundation. he is publisher of "the washington note." steve, it's nice to see you. thanks for your time tonight. >> thank you, rachel. >> how much intervention do you think we are talking about here? what do you think the u.s. and other western countries will end up doing in libya now that this resolution is passed? >> well, if the rebels in benghazi can hold out another day or two days, i expect you're going to be seeing immediate action. the french have been straining at the bit to come in. but fundamentally, you've got to coordinate the actions of others. hopefully, there will be arab participants that come into this that are also part of the action. i think it's very potentially nasty if it's only western nato force that's are coming in to libya that we can talk about that in a moment perhaps. but i suspect that what hillary clinton just said is that you're going to see the targeting of various forms of defensive capacity. the beginning of doing things we should have done i think a week ago, which was scrambling and
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 12:00am EST
. whether that means bank of america for not paying taxes, defense contractors, oil and gas companies and subsidies, people are putting all sorts of proposals on the table. that is deflating the strategy of we have no choice because there are all kinds of choices. what the fight is really about is not unions versus taxpayers, it is a fight about who is going to pay for the crisis created by the wealthiest elite in the country. is it going to be regular working people or the people that created the crisis? that's the debate we need to have. >> understanding it and explaining it is stupid to say that's half the battle, but in this case i think it really is and you are helping. naomi klein. thanks for coming in. >>> remember when former senator alan simpson said the green weenie thing and we did a ten minute segment trying to figure out what he meant? we involved the research librarians at west point and everything. he just topped the green weenie thing, which might be the first illegal thing i ever said on television. the green weenie thing has been one upped. this time we need the help
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am EST
of the single most interesting and most underreported thing going on in republican politics in america today. that is next. it will blow your mind. >>> why are republicans running this attack ad? hey, hey, obama, kin kad is the best. he is your cheerleader from the left. go obama! >> seriously? why are they doing that? couldn't have anything to do with this, could it? >> this fellow here with the yellow shirt, give a warm welcome to mccocka. >> if i were running for that seat he lost, i would be desperate enough to put him in a skirt and call him a cheerleader, too. the man behind the mcka ka later this hour [ male announcer ] 100 crisps in every can. ♪ 100 ways to enjoy pringles. ♪ 100 crisps, 100 ways. ♪ everything pops with pringles. ♪ [ female announcer ] mini, meet berries. introducing new kellogg's frosted mini-wheats with a touch of fruit in the middle. helloooooo fruit in the middle. >>> it is turning out to be one of the most surprising things about politics in 2011. here we are, march of 2011, and have essentially nobody from the republican party running for president again
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 12:00am EDT
over two and a half million kilowatts of electricity... ...enough energy to power a quarter of america. we gave your kids a cleaner ride to school. kept the lights on during a calm day at the wind farm. heated 57 million u.s. homes. simmered grandma's chicken noodle soup. melted tons of recycled glass. roasted millions of coffee beans. provided electricity for nearly 29 million home computers. heated your bathwater. cooked your takeout. lit your way home. we helped america import less of its energy. cleared the air by burning cleaner than other fuel sources, with less pollutants and no mercury. and tomorrow, we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. >>> here in new york city, one of the local papers, the "new york daily news," is reporting on the nuclear crisis in japan on the front page today like this. japan nuke disaster. panic. can you see that? here is a closer look. black background, giant white block letters, all caps, panic! here's the thing. there are many increasingly wo
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 4:00am EST
it becomes that somebody is going to get called -- >> unions for america. i won't listen to them. i said what america do you want to be for, socialist america? the socialists have come into madison. it is a fact, card carrying socialist, card carrying communist. >> card carrying. tada! joe the plumber, still around. mr. the plumber appeared in wisconsin this weekend as a featured speaker on a koch brothers sponsored counter protest, pro-republican bus tour to try to make it seem like those tens of thousands in the streets of madison and rallying against the republican union stripping thing, that's really just one side. there is another protest movement, too, a movement made up of buses paid for by the koch brothers and hired talent like mr. the plumber. this bus to your thing should seem familiar. there was the bloody red hand print hands off my healthcare bus tour from the health reform debate. remember that, that was the same koch brothers funded group that did the wisconsin buses. there was the big novice coming bus tour that the koch brothers group launched before the mid term elections.
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 9:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 9:00pm EST
weeks ago? you have a choice, america. the democratic party as represented by a man you may be familiar with named president obama, or the republican party. standing with scott. i think it continues to be the most underreported political aspect of this whole story, that the republican party just elected their wisconsin party chairman as the man to lead republicans nationally. rains preeb us, a man whose fame was getting scott walker elected in the first place, he is the new chairman of the republican party, and this fight in wisconsin is what the national republican party under this guy's leadership decided they wanted to be the new image for the republican party. it has been a disaster. even as the republican governor association, as these institutions try to do the stand with scott thing, the actual individual governors associated with what he is doing are back pedaling so fast. chris christie, a man -- he said i love collective bargaining. not paraphrasing, that was his phrase, i love collective bargaining. >> in fact, i love collective bargaining. >> yeah. in ohio, republican govern
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00pm EDT
unquestionable in america. but not in the case of war in libya. republican house speaker boehner's letter to obama says this. has the department of defense estimated the total cost, direct and indirect, associated with this mission? did you say cost? cost for something the military is doing? in america? all of a sudden we are worrying out loud cost aman taxpayers andow democratgres alongside dennis kucinich republican congressman ros liby. this could cost billion dollars, which means another billion-dollar debt our kids and grand kids and great grandkids are going to have to payback. then senator lugar said about libythea cts are our budget is stretched too far and troops are stretched too far. this new way of thinking and talking about waging war, which is frankly an old liberal way of thinking about and talking about waging war is even seeping into the mainstream, beltway media coverage of the operation in libya. you are seeing headlines like this from the hill newspaper this week. cost of military campaign in libya could wipe out gop's spending cuts. associated press reporting on the
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